Tamiya 61095 Focke-Wulf Fw190 A-8-A-8 R2

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The Fw 190 A-8 entered production in February 1944, powered either by the standard BMW 801 D-2 or the 801Q also known as 801TU. The 801Q/TU was a standard 801D with improved, thicker armour on the front annular cowling, which also incorporated the oil tank, upgraded from 6 mm .24 in on earlier models to 10 mm .39 in. - W for a short time. The Erhöhte Notleistung system operated by spraying additional fuel into the fuel/air mix, cooling it and allowing higher boost pressures to be run, but at the cost of much higher fuel consumption. From the A-8 on, Fw 190s could be fitted with a new paddle-bladed wooden propeller, easily identified by its wide blades with curved tips. The new canopy included a larger piece of head armour which was supported by reinforced bracing and a large fairing. A new internal fuel tank with a capacity of 115 L 30 US gal was fitted behind the cockpit, which meant that the radio equipment had to be moved forward to just behind the pilot. Externally, a large round hatch was incorporated into the lower fuselage to enable the new tank to be installed, and the pilots oxygen bottles were moved aft and positioned around this hatch. A fuel filler was added to the port side, below the rear canopy and a rectangular radio access hatch was added to starboard. This fuselage would form the basis for all later variants of the Fw 190 and the Ta 152 series. The Morane whip aerial for the Y-Verfahren was fitted as standard under the port wing, just aft of the wheelwell. The A-8/R2 replaced the outer wing 20 mm cannon with a 30 mm 1.18 in MK 108 cannon. The A-8/R8 was similar, but fitted with heavy armour including 30 mm 1.18 in canopy and windscreen armour and 5 mmin cockpit armour. The A-8 was the most numerous of the Fw 190 As, with over 6,550 A-8 airframes produced from March 1944 to May 1945. A-8s were produced by at least eight factories during its lifetime. - Features Ready to assemble precision model kit Modeling skills helpful if under 10 years of age Kit contains parts for one model Cement and - Paint not included - Specifications1/48 Scale Aircraft Series - Wingspan: 219mm « less
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